Mark Brooks, chairman of Mankind Initiative was his usual impressive and convincing self in an interview broadcast this morning, prompted by the MI video set in a London park, which has to date attracted well over 6.5 million viewers. The interview has just been downloaded to our YouTube channel.
The narrative of the Woman’s Hour presenter, Jane Garvey, was predictably more sympathetic towards Polly Neate, the head of Women’s Aid. I’m sure if Mark had been given even a little more time he’d have made some very strong points in response to Polly Neates’s claim that 89% of victims of ‘repeated abuse / coercive control’ are women. It’s a claim Women’s Aid spokeswomen keep trotting out without being challenged, so we’re going to publicly challenge Polly Neate on the claim (along with other claims WA spokeswomen make) later this week.